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From Frenzy to Friendship: History of the US-China Friendship Assn.

When: Sunday, August 21, 2016, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: US China Friendship office • 720 Mass Ave. • suite 10 • Cambridge


From Frenzy to Friendship: The History of the US-China Peoples’ Friendship Association by Bart Trescott

Book talk and signing.

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 1pm

US-China Peoples’ Friendship Association

720 Massachusetts Ave. Suite 10

Cambridge, MA    02139

The US-China People's Friendship Association played an important role in establishing good relations between the Chinese and US peoples after the Cultural Revolution.  Many people travelled to China with the USCPFA and it continues to sponsor programs such as the annual US-China Relations Seminar.  Dr. Trescott's book traces the colorful history of this organization, which is growing in importance today as relations between the countries have again entered a difficult period.

Dr. Paul “Bart” Trescott is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Southern Illinois University, where he beganteaching in 1976. He received a Ph.D from Princeton in 1954. In 1983 to 1984, he and wife Kitty taught atPeking University on a Fulbright appointment. They have returned to China numerous times for lecturing andresearch.

Dr. Trescott’s books include textbooks in microeconomic theory and in money and banking, a history of the American banking system, and a study of the monetary system of Thailand. In 2007, he published Jingji Xue—The History of the Introduction of Western Economic Ideas into China. 

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